Band 5 Staff Nurse Open Day (24 March 2018)

Excitement | Development | Enjoyment

Find out why newly qualified nurses love working at St George’s

Join the team!

Band 5 Nursing Recruitment Open Day

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 9.30am – 3pm

  • Structured education and development
  • Friendly, fun, supportive teams
  • Broadest range of opportunities and specialties including: world-leading neurosciences, headline-making neonatal care, senior health, cardiology, acute medicine, paediatrics, surgery and major trauma
  • Work in an exciting, busy and large London Acute Trust – home of ‘24 Hours in A&E’
  • Innovative Band 5 to 7 development pathway; specialty rotation options
  • Based in Tooting – ‘one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods’
  • Starting salary from £ £26,554 (includes high cost of living supplement) 

Final year nursing students/NQNs: great opportunities to start and develop your career

Join us at our Band 5 Nursing Recruitment Open Day to discover why St George’s is a great place to work, learn and develop your career.

Talk to nurses about working life here, tour the site – and you can apply now and be assessed and interviewed on the day.

What do our Band 5 nurses say?

Heather Llewellyn – Band 5 Staff Nurse

When Heather Llewellyn was looking for somewhere exciting, welcoming and help towards her nursing career goal, she found the right home at St George’s.

Heather, who joined St George’s in late 2017 as a Band 5 staff nurse, hopes to become Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Diabetics in future.

The initial interview, opportunities for continuing development, and chance to work in a suitable ward, were all key to her decision to join. And the support and surroundings since arriving in Tooting have convinced Heather it was the right decision.

“I felt reassured from day one,” she said. “Any new ward environment can be quite daunting but I was made very welcome. It’s a truly supportive and friendly team.

“The two week supernumerary support is excellent, helping with everything from terminology to technology. It’s very clear – and refreshing – that nursing-based care is paramount. You certainly don’t get thrown in at the deep end – so it’s reassuring for new starters and of course for ensuring patient safety.”

Heather had spent time during her training in Ireland on diabetic wards. She developed a deep interest in an area where new pathways and knowledge – as well as volumes of patients diagnosed with type one or two diagnosis – is constantly expanding.

“In the future I would love a CNS role, where patient education and enabling patients’ proactive self- management are a big part of what you do. At interview and in regular discussions with my ward sister, I have been encouraged to work towards this.

“There’s a real commitment to continuing professional development, with study days, specialist training and post-graduate opportunities, alongside the core Band 5 development pathway.”

Heather also highlighted ‘on-the-job’ learning opportunities: “Joining multi-disciplinary team meetings is very interesting, and our consultants are really supportive. They take the time to explain things and involve you in patient care and decisions.”

Moving to South West London from Ireland has been proved even more positive by landing in one of the capital’s coolest neighbourhoods.

“I totally warmed to the area – it’s diverse, young and great socially. There are lots of lively places to eat and drink. There’s plenty of green space to enjoy, such as the commons alongside the buzz of Tooting and surrounding areas.”